My Alter-Eco

Clubbers Help Power Nightclub With Their Sweat

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

This month’s My Alter-Eco features a night club doing its best to reduce it’s carbon footprint. The Sustainable Dance club in Rotterdam is perhaps the greenest in the world and its not just low energy lightbulbs and solar power that makes it so energy efficient. Sweat produced by clubbers and rainwater are used to help […]

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Natural Beauties with a Cause

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

The competition for Miss Earth is on and this is by no means your average beauty pageant. The lady who takes the title of Miss Earth U.K has to plant trees, attend environmental seminars and educate the public about the three R’s. As we are based in the Midlands we are hoping a girl from […]

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Recycling Your CDs Into Something Fantastic

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Fed up of all the free CDs you get with the Sunday newspapers? Well, we have an eco friendly way of disposing them for you-recycle them into a Panda chair. The Panda chair made in Spain by designer Belen Hermosa utilises thousands of CDs. We love it because CDs are not the easiest things to […]

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The Ultimate in Summer Eco Chic

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

We love the idea of reuse and refashioning everyday items so were delighted to come across a website which makes jewellery and accessories from organic and natural seeds, pods and nuts from the Brazilian rainforest. The products aim to support indigenous tribes in Brazil by helping to retail their crafts over the internet.  One particular […]

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Sunbathing to Save the Planet

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

This months My Alter-Eco features another feat of ingenuity in the world of sustainability. The newly invented solar powered bra made by underwear company Triumph enables the wearer to charge small items like mobile phones and ipods. It’s eco functions also include a water pouch so that the wearer can remain hydrated without resorting to […]

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The Amazing Composting Handbag

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Today’s My Alter-Eco features the ultimate in eco-chic…..the amazing composting handbag. The Bond Bag has been created with the environment and practicality in mind. It has a compartment which will compost old bus tickets, cigarette butts, tissues and receipts. The magic ingredient within the compartment that enables the breakdown of the materials is a sea […]

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Care to Cycle Dance?

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco, We Love Cycling

This My Alter-Eco story features an inspirational bunch of young women from Manchester called ‘The Spokes’ The Spokes are unique and are the only all-woman all-bike-loving bicycle dance troupe in the U.K. Their aim is to entertain people by choreographing and performing synchronized bike riding/ dancing and tricks. In a wider sense they also want […]

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Truly Alternative Transport

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Looking for an alternative to travelling or transporting goods by car? Then why not try something similar to this village in Gloucestershire. Residents from Rack Hill in Chalford have petitioned their local council for a grant to purchase a donkey. The estimated cost per animal being from £300 – £600, the donkeys would carry their […]

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An Unusual Way To Reuse Newspapers

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Our My-Alter Eco this month features a house made from old newspapers. Some months back we featured a house made from old glass bottles so were pleased to find this little gem online. The creator of the newspaper house an artist called Summer Erek reckons his house will contain over 80,000 copies of the metro […]

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5 Weird Ways to Heat your Home

By Kate Haines,
Filed in My Alter-Eco

Our featured site on My Alter-Eco this month is ‘The Top 5 Weirdest Ways to Power your Home’ The site explores wacky, inventive ways and more importantly green ways to create power. Number one on the list is ‘Poo Power’ yes you heard it right, the site claims that ‘Poop produces methane, which is not […]

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